Wednesday, 31 August 2011

WIN! 101 Moments in Music (EMI)

This is propably the hottest CD you just have to have in your music collection! 5 Decades, 5 discs with 101 classic pop/rock tunes from years gone by till now - this is 101 Moments in Music. In compiling this awesome 5 disc CD, EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels had to dug deep in their musical vaults to unearth classic evergreen tracks from the 60s until the 21st century. Songs like Ultravox's classic Vienna and Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street sit comfortably alongside current hits, like Tinie Tempah's Written In The Stars featuring Eric Turner) and Katy Perry's Hot N Cold on this release. This CD crosses generations and all the people in the colourful rainbow culture - and it's a must have. THE BEAT and EMI are giving 3 lucky readers the chance to win the CD. Just mention one of the bands on the CD and email it to emileb@mweb.co.za with 101 in the subject line. Closing date is Friday 16 September 2011.

The Italian stallion and the blonde Belgium singer

Patrizio Buanne
International stars Patrizio Buanne and Dana Winner will perform together on stage on Saturday, 29 October at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in Brakpan, and on Sunday, 30 October at Grand West’s Grand Arena in Cape Town.  
Both the handsome Patrizio and the blonde songstress have enjoyed massive chart and popular success in South Africa following on from their frequent live concert performances and best-selling album releases.  The Belgian Miss Winner has more than 1.5 million album sales under her belt, and her first English language album was produced especially for her South African fans.  She also surprised them with her various Afrikaans recordings.
Crooner Patrizio, with sales in excess of 2 million albums, has now also especially recorded a brand new album aimed exclusively at South African audiences, with half the tracks in Afrikaans.  Both artists will sing in English and Afrikaans, and will perform a spectacular new duet together that promises to be a high-light of an already amazing event, catering for an ever-broader audience. Both artists have also received local acclaim for songs recorded with SA superstar Steve Hofmeyr.  Patrizio and Steve recorded the classic South African love song Liefling in Italian and Afrikaans, while Hofmeyr performed “You don’t bring me flowers” with Dana.
The show starts at 20h00 at Carnival City and at 17h00 at GrandWest.  Tickets are available from Computicket between R200 and R440 for the Grand West show and between R190 and R510 for Carnival City.

Nianell & Romanz Live in concert

Nianell and Romanz
The double SAMA Award-winning artist and internationally recognised songwriter, Nianell will be performing with the acclaimed voice-quartet Romanz, fresh from their performance at Prince Albert and Princess Charlene’s Royal Wedding in Monaco, at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden on Sunday 11 September.
Nianell and Romanz’ performance takes place in the middle of the natural beauty of the botanical gardens. Fans are encouraged to come early, bring picnic chairs and blankets and spend the day in natural splendour. With a restaurant in the gardens and alcohol on sale plus a great supervised kiddies area this is a must-see opportunity to see NIANELL and ROMANZ live in a natural setting. “The striking beauty of the garden is the perfect setting to communicate with our audience,” Nianell said. “We are also looking forward to raising funds for the garden while performing in it!”
Nianell and Romanz also released an album together, titled ‘n Duisend Drome (directly translated from Afrikaans as A Thousand Dreams). The album has been hailed as a mammoth critical and commercial success.
* Tickets for all concerts are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za
Ticketbreak: R80.00
Pre-sale at gardens: R90.00
On day sales at gardens and ticketbreak: R100.00
Children under 13 are free.
Gates open: 12h00
Main act: 15h00
Gates close: 18h00

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

CD REVIEW: A - Z of Classic Rock (DGR)

The A-Z of Classic Rock is an album that brings back the joys of the days that rock n roll stood for more than just a radio hit. These bands defined their generation with more guts more glory and sheer finger bleeding guitar riffs! This is the A-Z of classic rock, this is a must have! The CD features classic rock artists like Asia, Bachman Turner Overdrive,Joe Cocker,Deep Purple, Nazareth, Thin Lizzy, Uriah Heep and many more.    

ONTMOET: Moses Metro Man

Moses Metro Man
Maak gereed vir sekerlik een van Suid-Afrika se 'kiefste' groepe wat nog hierdie jaar sy verskyning gemaak het - Moses Metro Man. Hierdie relatiewe nuwe musiekgroep het laat in 2010 ontstaan. Die lede van Moses Metro Man was en is ook deel van ander groepe genaamd Straatligkinders, Winterstasie, Flip a Coin en Rean Rotweiler. Almal het naam gemaak op die Afrikaanse “rock scene” veral die groep Straatligkinders. Beide Straatligkinders en Winterstasie is vir vele toekennings genomineer en het ook ‘n paar huis toe gevat. Die ondervinding van hierdie lede saam met die inspirasie van groepe soos "30 Seconds to Mars" en “Angels & Airwaives” het gesorg dat Moses Metro Man ‘n vars en unieke “rock” klank bring tot die Suid-Afrikaanse musiek industrie. Hulle CD Konstellasies (op David Gresham Records) is nou beskikbaar en wees gewaarsku - dis kookwater musiek!

CD REVIEW: Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges (EMI)

In 2009 actor Jeff Bridges played the part of boozy country singer Bad Blake in the movie Crazy Heart and we thought, "this man can actually sing". Fast forward to August 2011 and we see the self titled debut CD of Jeff Bridges hitting the airwaves.
First things first - you HAVE to be a lover of slow country music to enjoy this CD. If not, stay clear. With that said, it's safe to say that Jeff released a CD of quality songs. The CD was produced by Jeff's Crazy Heart collaborator, the multiple-Grammy Award-winning songwriter, musician, and producer T Bone Burnett. The two has known each other for over 30 years. The two met in 1980 when Kris Kristofferson introduced them during filming of the movie Heaven's Gate.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, New York, Jeff Bridges features material by a host of world-class songwriters, including Burnett's 'Crazy Heart' collaborators the late Stephen Bruton ('What A Little Bit of Love Can Do', 'Nothing Yet') and John Goodwin ('Maybe I Missed The Point', 'Everything But Love', 'The Quest'), Greg Brown ('Blue Car'), and Bo Ramsay ('Either Way').
The album also features several of Jeff's own compositions, including 'Falling Short', 'Tumbling Vine', 'I Will Wait' (which he wrote with Burnett and John Goodwin), and 'Slow Boat' (which he wrote with Burnett and Thomas Cobb). Falling Short and Tumbling Vine are some of the most haunting songs you'll ever hear.
And if you think that music is just "another project" for the seasoned actor, you're so wrong. He told Opposing Views, "I've been a musician since age 12. It’s always been with me. Ever since I can remember, it’s been a great buddy." And it’s a lot like acting, he adds. “They’re both about making yourself vulnerable and creating with other folks. They’ve got more in common than uncommon.”

Spring rocks in Cape Town

Van Coke Kartel
The days are slowly but surely getting longer again and temperatures are also creeping up very slowly! The first indication that Spring is upon us! A new season, a new month and time to get out of the boredom of hibernation. Dust off your leathers and grab a scarf (just saying) and come explore what The Purple Turtle Cape Town has on offer this month!
In true celebration of Spring we decided to dish up something really special in the month of September. It all starts with Saturday the 3rd of September. An evening with Van Coke Kartel who’s just finished their very successful National Tour “Haal Asem Kwagga” with Zebra and Giraffe! They will have and opening line up that would consist out of Like Knives, Red Huxley and Stepdog with DJ’s Sideshow, Chopper and Iron Leyden on the decks as well!
Tuesday nights also caters for the more distinguished in taste when it concerns comedy. Funny Bones Comedy has now been running its regular weekly installment for over 12 months and has grown with every giggle and gaggle! Putting up some of the best line ups including some of Cape Town’s best new comers. But what will make our Funny Bones Comedy nights in September so special?, well the fact that every paying client will receive a free Castle Lite on arrival. There will be a number of special guests throughout the month September and no better way to end it off with new rising stars Taxi Violence. A band whose performance is infectious and mesmerizing. Taxi Violence would most probably leave you with your mouth open totally hypnotized not able to move, but wishing for more.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Biggest online party - ever!

David Guetta live!
Join party DJ David Guetta online today to celebrate the release of "Nothing But The Beat“ with the world’s biggest online Party! For 24 hours from 10am (CET) you’ll find hourly competitions, digital goodies, live chats with David and more surprises at http://24hour.davidguetta.com/
Film yourselves rocking to one of David Guetta's new songs from NOTHING BUT THE BEAT and compete to win the chance to attend David’s next video shoot.

Be there!

14:00 David Guetta’s You Tube playlist! 
Discover David Guetta’s favourite videos through his You Tube playlist!

Listening of 3 pop tracks via facebook apps

16:00 Time to vote!       
Let’s take time to watch and vote for the best party videos, to elect a winner at the end of the day

17:00 French Chat
French Chat with David in person from Paris via Orange

18:00 Twitter interview

Listening of 3 pop tracks via facebook apps

20:00 New David Guetta Facebook Application
A great David Guetta Facebook App has been developed since months, to be released NOW

21:00 Quiz
Answer to these quick questions, and win a Skype interview with David in 45 minutes!

22:00 Chat in English on Tiny Chat

23:00 Spanish chat on 40pp and MSN Mexico (TBC)
Time to speak in spanish! Everyone who wants to ask his questions to David in spanish, click here!

00:00 Free track!
QR code > download an exclusive track “bassline”  (radio edit)

Listening of 4 electro tracks via facebook apps

02:00 Spotify playlist
David Guetta selected his favourite songs to listen to them with you! Hope you’ll enjoy!


04:00 “Nothing But The Beat” Track By Track
Rendez-vous on Spotify to discover the exclusive Track By Track of Nothing But The Beat!

Listening of 4 electro tracks via facebook apps

06:00 Press Review
Some of the best interviews of David Guettas available here!

Listening of 4 electro tracks via facebook apps

08:00 Competition results
Let’s discover who won the big video competition, and who’s David Guetta’s best fan thanks to Facebook ranking!

09:00 Best party videos
End of the day – Best party videos!
This day was amazing! Let’s celebrate the release of Nothing But The Beat and discover the party you’ve made all around the world!

Jay se bloed is groen!

Ladies rule the VMA's

Katy Perry
The ladies ruled the kingdom at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast as Katy Perry and Adele each took home three VMA Moonmen and Lady Gaga two.  Katy Perry won the biggest prize of the night, “Video of the Year”, with her pop anthem, “Fireworks” as well as honours for “Best Collaboration” and “Best Special Effects” for “E.T.” featuring Kanye West.  Adding to her reign atop the album charts, Adele won VMAs for “Best Art Direction”, “Best Cinematography”, and “Best Editing”. Genre and gender-defying Lady Gaga kicked off the night as her alter-ego Joe Calderone with a show-stopping performance of “You and I”, and later walked away with two VMAs for “Best Female” and this year’s new category, “Best Video with a Message”.  
The most explosive moment of the night belonged to hip-hop heavyweights Kanye West and Jay-Z.  The duo brought funk, flare and the fireworks to the VMA stage with the worldwide television debut performance of “Otis” from their global number one album, Watch The Throne.  The kings of hip-hop playfully commandeered the VMA stage with their usual royal swagger through a steady bombastic beat of flames, smoke and pyrotechnics until the patriotic climax as they proudly stood in front of the red, white and blue of a gigantic American flag in a nod to the single’s cover.
Another high-octane performance came courtesy of Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo and Nayer, who transformed the VMAs into a giant dance party with this summer’s mega hit “Give Me Everything.”  The hip-hop trio brought Miami heat to the stage with 60 dancers and a laser light spectacle that brought down the house.
The show took a soulful turn with an unforgettable VMA debut from a hauntingly beautiful Adele who performed the heart-breaking “Someone Like You” with only a piano by her side and the glow of a single spotlight.   Introduced by Katy Perry, Adele left the audience breathless as she treated them to one of the most powerful voices of a generation and they responded with a standing ovation.
Chris Brown delivered a show stopper with his high-flying aerial journey through VMA history.   It was a visual feast as he flew from stage to stage while performing his smash dance hit “Yeah 3X” into Wu-tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck” into Nirvana with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and, finally, “Beautiful People.”
 An ogling Joe Calderone returned to the stage to present Britney Spears with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  The two together then introduced BeyoncĂ©, who, before starting to sing “Love on Top”, confirmed pregnancy rumours by saying “I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.”  She ended the song by rubbing her belly to reveal her baby bump as a proud and expectant father Jay-Z received congratulations from the audience.
In the midst of performances from global superstar artists, the VMAs continued its legacy of introducing emerging talent.  This year, the Awards show featured an explosive VMA debut from Young The Giant, who rocked and body surfed the audience with their hit “My Body”, alongside a throng of screaming fans. The emotional highpoint and poignant moment of the evening was the tribute to the late British songstress Amy Winehouse by the legendary Tony Bennett with a surprise introduction by actor Russell Brand.   Bennett unveiled footage of Winehouse’s final performance -- his recent recording session with her of their duet “Body and Soul” for his upcoming Duets II album. The tribute continued with Bruno Mars’s triumphant performance of Winehouse’s hit “Valerie”. With his soaring vocals, horn section harmonies, and smooth and syncopated choreography, Mars and his band’s performance was a joyous celebration of Winehouse’s life and music.
The girls from the “Jersey Shore” presented the “Best Female Video Award” to Lady Gaga and, in an inter-generational twist, were joined by Academy Award®-winning actress Cloris Leachman, who joked that the audience shouldn’t confuse her with Betty White.
Throughout the telecast British pop diva Jesse J commanded the House Artist stage as the VMA House Artist, keeping the crowd moving as she belted out her signature hits as well as a selection of other chart toppers.   Closing out the show, hip hop’s hottest MC and entrepreneurial Young Money Millionaire, Lil Wayne, closed with the seductive “How to Love,” before attacking the stage in full force as the band launched into a Black Sabbath riff and before ripping into “John” from his upcoming album, “The Carter IV”, which was released digitally at midnight.  
Presenters at the“2011 MTV Video Music Awards” included Katy Perry, Miley Cirus, Paul Rudd, Shaun White, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Zoe Saldana, Kevin Hart, Victoria Justice, Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Odd Future, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas and Jared Leto.

Following are this year’s VMA award winners:

Katy Perry
Title: Firework
Album: Teenage Dream

Tyler, The Creator
Title: Yonkers
Album: Goblin

Justin Bieber
Title: U Smile
Album: My World 2.0

Lady Gaga
Title: Born This Way
Album: Born This Way

Nicki Minaj
Title: Super Bass
Album: Pink Friday

Britney Spears
Title: Till The World Ends
Album: Femme Fatale

Foo Fighters
Title: Walk
Album: Wasting Light

Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
Title: E.T.
Album: Teenage Dream

Lady Gaga
Title: Born This Way
Album: Born This Way